Elburn police blotter

The following reports were obtained from the Elburn Police Department. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Elburn accident with injuries
At approximately 11 p.m. on Monday, Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies and Elburn Police were dispatched to the area of Route 38 west of Route 47 for a traffic crash with injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2005 Nissan Maxima was traveling west on Route 38 from Route 47, and for an unknown reason, crossed the center line of the roadway and struck a semitrailer truck that was traveling east on Route 38. The crash occurred in front of 46W159 Route 38.

The driver of the Maxima, Christine Bowens, of the 300 block of North Cardinal Street in Cortland, was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with apparent non-life threatening injuries. She was issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

The driver of the semi, Donald J. Maus, 60, of Lisbon, Iowa, was not injured.

Criminal property damage
At 11:15 p.m. March 12, police discovered that someone had punched a hole in drywall at the drive-up window area of the Walgreens building under construction at 1001 N. Main St., Elburn. Inside the building, police found graffiti, including gang-related symbols and lettering.

At 4:59 a.m. March 15, police discovered that the plywood that had been placed over the hole in the drywall at the Walgreens building was knocked down. Officers also smelled natural gas, and the Elburn firefighters confirmed a possible leak from hoses and valves connected to the gas meter. They called Nicor to check the building.